“I HAVE been out here doing the job for 30 to 40 years now, and it’s still basically all good,” Michael Robson from Burnie told us the other day.
We caught up with him at Epping Forest. He was driving his 2017 FM 500 Volvo with a side loader and he was carrying a box from Cranbrook on his return to Burnie at the time.
“It’s a family business started by Rodney, who is out there on the road himself today.
“We are keeping busy, working hard, and smart as they say, and ‘Living the dream’ which about says it all!”
Michael’s home town of Burnie is on Tasmania’s north-west coast, originally called Emu Bay.
Population is around 20,000 and survives on reduced timber work after the closure of the paper mill in 2010.
Time off is scarce for Michael as it is a family business and there is always maintenance and all the usual.
After that, Michael tells us, it’s looking after the kids, and doing things with a car club, and managing to fit it all in.